March 20, 2016 Salineno Birding Area, Texas

Northern Cardinals
Northern Cardinals

End of the Season, Time to Move On

Worked the final shift today and closed the gates at 4 PM for the last time this season.

This week I am heading a little north to the Texas Hill Country to hopefully catch the spring wildflower bloom. Anyone out there with any suggestions for where to go and where to stay? I would love to hear from you!

Northern Cardinals
Northern Cardinals

Male Cardinals continue their mating season animosities. There are as many as a dozen males in the yard at a time all winter and there are very few squabbles, but, with spring in the air, in the last week that has all changed.

Northern Cardinals
Northern Cardinals
Northern Cardinals
Northern Cardinals
Northern Cardinals
Northern Cardinals

And so, now, the last of the Salineno small bird shots … I promise.

Altamira Oriole and Green Jay
Altamira Oriole and Green Jay
Altamira Oriole and Northern Cardinal
Altamira Oriole and Northern Cardinal
Altamira Oriole and Northern Cardinal
Altamira Oriole and Northern Cardinal
Golden-fronted Woodpecker and Female Northern Cardinals
Golden-fronted Woodpecker and Female Northern Cardinals
Female Northern Cardinal
Female Northern Cardinal

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Golden-fronted Woodpecker and Green Jay
Golden-fronted Woodpecker and Green Jay
Golden-fronted Woodpecker and Red-winged Blackbird
Golden-fronted Woodpecker and Red-winged Blackbird

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Golden-fronted Woodpecker and Green Jay
Golden-fronted Woodpecker and Green Jay
Golden-fronted Woodpecker and Great Kiskadee
Golden-fronted Woodpecker and Great Kiskadee
Golden-fronted Woodpecker and Great Kiskadee
Golden-fronted Woodpecker and Great Kiskadee
Green Jay
Green Jay

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A Gathering of Green Jays
A Gathering of Green Jays
Golden-fronted Woodpecker and Great Kiskadee
Golden-fronted Woodpecker and Great Kiskadee
Northern Cardinals
Northern Cardinals
Northern Cardinal and Long-billed Thrasher
Northern Cardinal and Long-billed Thrasher
Female Northern Cardinals
Female Northern Cardinals

All my small bird images have been processed and most of the decent ones have been posted, so now (finally) on to new subject matter! Thanks for bearing with me.

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4 thoughts on “March 20, 2016 Salineno Birding Area, Texas”

  1. Where to stay in the Hill Country.
    — Lady Bird Johnson RV Park in Fredericksburg. $35/day $210/wk. May be more than you want to pay.
    — Most any of the state parks in the Hill Country. Buy an annual pass for about $70. No entrance fee and 1/2 off of the second night of a 2 day stay at any park. I think the max # of half off days are 3. Must be separate parks. Camping fees are pretty reasonable if you don’t have to pay the daily entrance fee.
    — Inks Lake SP
    — Garner SP, a little N of Uvalde

    1. Thanks for info. State parks are all booked for all weekends so LB Johnsons may just work, thanks again, I’m looking forward to shooting things that don’t fly for a change.

  2. I was in the Austin area last week and the bluebonnets were beautiful. The drive between Largo Vista, Marble Falls and Llano was particularly nice. There was a rock stacking competition along the river in Llano. Very interesting results. Be sure and eat at Coopers Barbecue while in Llano. Always look forward to your posts. Nice work!

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